Breakers Pool League holds inaugural Handicap Tournament

IronOaks Breakers Pool League

IronOaks Breakers Pool League

Larry Stadler

To even the playing field and encourage more participation, the IronOaks Breakers Pool League began its Inaugural Handicap 8 Ball Pool Tournament in July. The tournament ends August 30. Twenty-two players signed up to play. This represents about 50% of our members. We are encouraged by this turnout because it’s summer.

Several seasoned Breakers players, Rod “Babe” Thompson and Bill Lange, helped to determine a Ranking/Rating for each Breakers member. Ranking/Ratings vary from 4 to 8 depending upon experience level. For example, a player with a Ranking/Rating of 6 competing against a 4 player must “spot” the 4 player two games.

Other tournaments will be scheduled in the fall. The effectiveness and fairness of the Ranking/Rating system will be evaluated later this year. We hope everyone has a good summer playing pool, whenever and wherever you can.